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A podcast about independent artists for independent artists. Each episode highlights different humans from all walks of life and their individual stories about inspiration, determination, struggle and so much more. Dive into the fantastic minds of these amazing people, absorb some useful knowledge and expand your perspective on the world around you! It's like, really important and stuff… or whatever. Curated, Produced and Hosted by Sikes. Start The Beat is part of the Epicast family.

Apr 18, 2018

This week I sit down with Ryan Postlethwait aka Mega Beardo for some super laid back talk about Beer, Video Games, Horror Movies, Heavy Metal and everything else worth talking about. Ryan specializes in original compositions and metal arrangements of retro video game music under the name Mega Beardo but that's...


Apr 11, 2018

This week I sit down with Zaneta Grant & Shane McLaughlin for a talk all about the upcoming Wilkins Block Party! A free community fundraising music and arts festival. We learn all the history of this annual party and get into detail about everything going into this years event. Sit back, relax and let's Start...


Apr 4, 2018

This week I sit down with Bengt Alexsander of the bands Action Camp & St. Dude for a talk about his personal experiences as a musician & sound engineer, the PGH scene so much more. Sit back, relax and let's START THE BEAT!

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Mar 23, 2018

This week I sit down with Dusty, Ryn, Justin and Damon from Post-Punk/Peace-Punk band SILENCE for a talk about the history and message behind their band, touring the country, the PGH DIY scene and so much more. From playing paintball and making movies, to running a record store and trips to the hospital...


Mar 14, 2018

KEYBOARDS & GUITARS! HOOKERS & BLOW! JK... Maybe... ;-) This week I sit down with Michael T. Nolan of the band Venus In Furs for a talk about his long history in the Pittsburgh music scene, the importance of putting on a real "show" and all of the creative forces that have been driving him along the way. Sit back, relax...